Expectations

Expectations for all Bonners
  • Be involved in community service for approximately 8-10 hours per week, totaling 240 hours for the academic year. Scholars will be allowed to choose from any number of service opportunities in the local community, such as America Counts, America Reads, Boys and Girls Club, El Centro De Servicios Sociales, Family Planning Services, Kendal Retirement Community, and Oberlin Community Services.
  • Complete two summers of service, each consisting of at least seven weeks of full-time community service, totaling 280 hours. Scholars work with the Bonner Scholars Program Director, Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator, and the Bonner Leadership Team to locate appropriate placements.
  • Participation in enrichment activities and meetings planned by Oberlin College, the Bonner Scholars, and the Bonner Scholars Program director and coordinator.
  • Arrive at Oberlin several days before first-year orientation to attend a special New Bonner Orientation.

Expectations for first-year Bonners
First Semester
  • Attend the New Bonner Orientation starting the Friday before Freshman Orientation (exact dates TBD)
  • Attend an individual meeting with Bonner Scholars Program staff in order to receive service site advising and the semester book stipend.
  • Attend the weekly course Introduction to Bonner Life
  •  Attend Bonner Web Based Reporting System (BWBRS) training. This is the system used by Scholars to log service hour accomplishments.
  • Attend monthly All Bonner meetings
  • Complete and turn in a Community Learning Agreement, monthly hour logs, a site evaluation and service accomplishments
Second Semester
  • Attend an individual meeting with Bonner Scholars Program staff in order to receive service site advising and the semester book stipend.
  • Complete 126-140 hours of service (all logged on BWBRS and signed off by a site supervisor)
  • Attend the First-year Trip during Spring Break
  • Attend monthly All Bonner meetings
  • Attend class meetings (approximately five scheduled throughout semester)
  • Complete and turn in a Community Learning Agreement, monthly hour logs, a site evaluation and service accomplishments